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#1 EEKris

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:41 AM

Anybody know what's going on with the old Sprint Nextel HQ building on 28th street?

It looks like a pretty major renovation and expansion.

6303 28th Street.

 

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:03 PM

I've been wondering about this building myself. Major facade change (it definitely needed it). No signs telling who is doing what. :(

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 01:16 PM

Hey, I heard this is going to be an AK Rikks (it will be a rather large store). They are doing a great job on the building. Night and day difference from what it used to look like:

http://yfrog.com/nupl9gdj

Versus the old:

http://www.google.co...2,3.36,,1,-0.61

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:10 AM

The new AK Rikks will be located in this building. They hope to open this new store in June.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:40 AM

Are they taking the whole building, or will there be multiple tenants. The building looks fantastic!

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The new AK Rikks will be located in this building. They hope to open this new store in June.



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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:26 AM

I believe they purchased the building and will be the sole occupier. The previous building was a lease and was way too small. Product offering expansion and subsequent growing inventory made for space constraints.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:04 AM

I believe they purchased the building and will be the sole occupier. The previous building was a lease and was way too small. Product offering expansion and subsequent growing inventory made for space constraints.


The building does look nice and I wish them well. Please don't pull a "Daniel's" and overshoot the mark.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:20 AM

Wow! Business must be good!

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:17 AM

AK Rikks will be holding a press conference tomorrow, May 18th at the J.W. Marriott in Salon A. Coffee and light breakfast will be served at 9:30 am, followed by the press conference at 10:00 am. I am assuming the big news they mention will be to announce the new store.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:48 PM

This is probably one of the coolest renovations I've seen in a while. The old Nextel Building was hideous. I love what they've done with it!

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:34 AM

This is probably one of the coolest renovations I've seen in a while. The old Nextel Building was hideous. I love what they've done with it!

Joe


This is just one change taking place in that general area. Keep your eye on the strip mall where Jet's Pizza is located (6275 28th Street S.E.). It could be next up for some activity. :ph34r:

Edited by wingbert, 18 May 2012 - 08:35 AM.


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Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:24 AM

They showed off a lot of water colors of the interior at the press conference. Going to be pretty nice. There's also about 3000 sf of "classroom" space that will occupy the back portion, for events, classes, etc.. Still in the works.

This is just one change taking place in that general area. Keep your eye on the strip mall where Jet's Pizza is located (6275 28th Street S.E.). It could be next up for some activity. :ph34r:


Oooohh, a new Sonic??!! :fun:

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 07:36 AM

Oooohh, a new Sonic??!! :fun:


Sadly no (at least as far as I know). That would be fantastic.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:27 AM

There's an article in this week's Rapid Growth including the floorplans.

http://www.rapidgrow...42012rikks.aspx


Does anyone know what's going in next to the Meijer gas station at Kraft? I had heard it might be a Qdoba.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:42 PM

It is a Wendy's. Replacing the one down the street (in the strip center with Family Video).

There's an article in this week's Rapid Growth including the floorplans.

http://www.rapidgrow...42012rikks.aspx


Does anyone know what's going in next to the Meijer gas station at Kraft? I had heard it might be a Qdoba.



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Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:26 AM

2012 05 24 19.18.57

Edited by wingbert, 25 May 2012 - 08:53 AM.


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:38 PM

Sadly, after reading the article and looking at the pictures on Rapid Growth (http://www.rapidgrow...42012rikks.aspx) I've got a bad feeling about this.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:27 PM

Sadly, after reading the article and looking at the pictures on Rapid Growth (http://www.rapidgrow...42012rikks.aspx) I've got a bad feeling about this.

"The Backroom would give Kendal [sic] and GRCC design students an entry point into the fashion industry, but in Grand Rapids, not New York."
Cascade Twp, not GR, and how will these students get there if they don't own cars?

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 05:30 AM

"The Backroom would give Kendal [sic] and GRCC design students an entry point into the fashion industry, but in Grand Rapids, not New York."
Cascade Twp, not GR, and how will these students get there if they don't own cars?


they can take the bus. I wonder how long that ride is going to be. probably longer than they'd be at AK Rikks

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:32 AM

they can take the bus. I wonder how long that ride is going to be. probably longer than they'd be at AK Rikks


Convenient route map. Here's the result from inputting the address.

And here's the precise route, 74 minutes, including the hike from the nearest stop at 28th and Acquest (1.79 miles away).

Edited by Veloise, 05 June 2012 - 07:37 AM.





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